Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Assault Duo Await Fate

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Assault Duo Await Fate

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Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter

TWO men are in custody awaiting sentence after they admitted assault charges over a fight at a Middlesbrough home.

Anthony David Coyle and Shaun Arthur Conroy, both 26, were scheduled to stand trial at Teesside Crown Court this week.

They both denied a charge of wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm on February 9. No trial took place as the prosecution accepted guilty pleas to lesser charges.

Coyle, of Maritime Crescent, Peterlee, admitted unlawful wounding.

Conroy, of Costa Street, Ayresome, Middlesbrough, admitted assault by beating.

Prosecutor Sue Jacobs said: "There is an altercation between Conroy and the complainant during which Conroy is said to be punching the complainant. That was going on upstairs. While that was ongoing, Mr Coyle runs downstairs, gets a knife, comes back with it."

The victim's leg was injured with the knife in the violence which followed. …

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